Calling all mums! – it’s time to get nominating to vote for the UK’s top mums in business at MumsClub’s 4th annual Business Mum Awards – with headline sponsors MyFamilyClub.
The new year has started with a great deal of headlines and one of the most notable is David Cameron’s announcement that he wants to make Britain a more entrepreneurial place. He has said that recognising people who have achieved in business is a good way to inspire a new generation and because of this he has announced that the founder of the Business Mum Awards is going to receive an MBE.
This year is particularly significant to the UK with the hosting of the Olympic Games and also the Queen’s Jubilee taking place. People are seeing it as an excellent opportunity to recognise women who juggle being mothers while being able to create their own income.
The award-winning support network, mumsclub, plays a nationwide role in encouraging and supporting women who may be seeking post-maternity options or alternatives to being a career, or a stay at home mum.
The Business Mum Awards have recognised and rewarded those women who have started businesses and achieved success in a short space of time since 2008. Winners have gone on to great success including the ultimate goal for many of them having their products stocked in high street stores and even more exciting in overseas.
Jane Hopkins MBE who created both mumsclub and the Business Mum Awards says
Recognising such high achievers helps create more role models that inspire the next generation of women juggling business with motherhood.
This year, previous award winners have been delighted to offer sponsorship, with many category winners sponsoring individual awards. Mum of two and entrepreneur Gemma Johnson, won an award for adversity last year and her new businessMyFamilyClub is the headline sponsor for the event.
Gemma says “I am a huge supporter of mumsclub and The Business Mum Awards. The support that I have received from other mums in business has been an enormous help, so I am delighted to be able to give back and support this year’s awards, giving a boost to the next generation of mums starting out in business.”
Further sponsors include Cara Sayer who with her business SnoozeShade won Business mum of the year 2010, Mumpreneur Shop, the business owned by Erica Douglas and Antonia Chitty who won best start up 2010 and Business Mum of the Year 2009 respectively, and Alison Pinney of Your Little Monkey and Mum’s Business Club Cambridge who won the Mumpreneur Advocate 2010 and Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes of YUU World who won the high growth award 2010.
Nominations will close on February 15th.
• The Resilience Award: Sponsored by MyFamilyClub
• The Impact Award: Sponsored by The Mumpreneur Shop
• The Innovator Award: Sponsored by Sponsored by YUU World
• The Advocate Award: Sponsored by Your Little Monkey
• Business Mum of the Year: Sponsored by SnoozeShade
• The annual MumsClub PR Challenge
• Plus the top secret wildcard award, awarded to the business owner who may not always fit the above category criteria but the judges agree require recognition for specific effort, achievement or experiences.
Nominations are invited now to ensure all entrepreneurial mums are in with a chance of entering. The winners will be announced on the 8th March in recognition of International Women’s Day. The ceremony will be an exclusive event for the winners to enjoy an afternoon of pamper and relaxation after a sumptuous winners lunch.
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.